Le Belvédère

Le Belv d re Usant de sa sant fragile comme d un terrible alibi Mrs Graham touffe la jeunesse de sa fille Althea en la retenant pr s d elle dans leur demeure londonienne Et surtout elle entrave les projets de mar

  • Title: Le Belvédère
  • Author: Patricia Wentworth
  • ISBN: 9782264025531
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Usant de sa sant fragile comme d un terrible alibi, Mrs Graham touffe la jeunesse de sa fille Althea en la retenant pr s d elle dans leur demeure londonienne Et surtout elle entrave les projets de mariage d Althea avec le s duisant Nicholas Carey Aussi lorsque Miss Maud Silver, appel e la rescousse, propose les services d une infirmi re hors pair, le jeune couple n Usant de sa sant fragile comme d un terrible alibi, Mrs Graham touffe la jeunesse de sa fille Althea en la retenant pr s d elle dans leur demeure londonienne Et surtout elle entrave les projets de mariage d Althea avec le s duisant Nicholas Carey Aussi lorsque Miss Maud Silver, appel e la rescousse, propose les services d une infirmi re hors pair, le jeune couple n h site pas un instant Dans le tourbillon des pr paratifs de la noce, Miss Silver va se r v ler pour Althea une aide complice d autant plus n cessaire que Mrs.Graham est retrouv e assassin e dans le belv d re.

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    1. A good standard Miss Silver whodunnit. Wry, amusing observation of a good range of post-war characters, as well as a satisfying puzzle.The GR blurb:'Although Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother rarely visited the gazebo on their property, she is found dead there one morning. So Althea and her longtime fiance are finally free to marry. They are also the chief suspects. Fortunately, Miss Silver is a friend of Althea's.'

    2. I am new to the Miss Silver mystery fan club, but I have read several of them in fast succession. Miss Silver mysteries are not great literature- they're not meant to be. They are fun and charming mysteries which can be read in a couple hours. Having read most Agatha Christie books I was thrilled to stumble upon these and found I prefer them because the story and characters feel better developed. I care about the people in the story more. That being said, The Gazebo has been one of my favorites [...]

    3. The settled lives of a selfish invalid and her dutiful daughter are rocked by several strangers’ sudden interest in buying their comfortable but unremarkable home and the return of an old beau. Unlike many of the Miss Silver books, the romantic interest here is front and center, and the reader roots for the downtrodden daughter’s eventual happiness. Little asides on characters’ behavior show the author was as good at reading characters as her detective is. “Mrs Graham had been moving the [...]

    4. I so enjoy Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver series of classic British mysteries! I am very excited to see that more of the books will be available in the audio format this coming June! If you enjoy Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, you most likely will equally enjoy Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver :) Narrator Diana Bishop gives a wonderful performance, perfect for the tone of the series. I highly recommend this series for a rainy or snowy day with a nice pot of tea at hand. And maybe some knitting [...]

    5. I love Miss Silver books. It's very different from my fantasy side, but she's a sweet little old lady who is really sharp and solves mysteries. The people who die are always making some very nice people miserable, but the nice people aren't the ones who do it. There's usually a happy romantic connection at the end, and it's just a nice, fun read.

    6. I rarely reread this one. The victim is so deserving of being killed, and it takes so long for it to happen, that it is tough to get through!

    7. I think this is one of the best Miss Silver books that I've read, but I swithered between giving it a four or a five and decided to be generous.

    8. Free | Difficult to get through, since Mrs Graham was so truly awful. | There are a few Wentworth murder victims that deserve it so much that you spend the beginning of the book looking forward to their impending demise. There are a bare handful that are such terrible people that you find yourself hoping for a particularly brutal killing. Mrs Graham was one of these latter for me. Pretty obvious solution, before the death even occurred, but not entirely to formula, which was good.

    9. My first Miss Silver book, but not my last. Ever so similar to Miss Marple, lots of fun, twists and turns, light reading. Enjoy!

    10. I found this book had a slow start but it got more interesting as i kept reading. I enjoyed reading this book .

    11. A very good mystery that includes a touch of treasure hunt, and the predictable romance. A very good read.

    12. My first Miss Silvery mystery. I found it at the library for $1.00 and was in the mood for a cozy British mystery but I quickly realized why this is not one of the more popular in the series. The romance is of the very old fashioned kind that can be entertaining but seems very distant, somehow. It reminded me of the less-stellar entries in the Emilie Loring novels from the '50s. The mystery is plodding--the murder doesn't even take place until about 1/3 of the way through the book and the next s [...]

    13. Very enjoyable romantic suspenseOne of Wentworth's finest suspense tales. She hasn't had at all the fame her books deserve. Her skill in developing well-rounded characters and an interesting and complex plot are in fine evidence here. In particular, I feel the heroine's mother is one of the most perfect examples of a self-absorbed, tyrannical, manipulative parents I've come across in a lifetime of reading. The two main characters are also very well drawn and believable. This one will pull at you [...]

    14. The first Miss Silver I read and a fascinating introduction to this often overlooked GOlden-age of crime author and her professional private detective Miss Maud Silver. It is fascinating that reviews generally compare her to Miss Marple, although in her personal quirks and professional situation Miss Silver is a fascinating middle ground between Christie's two more famous sleuths.The plot is enjoyable with a variety of potential victims and villans appearing around our star crossed lovers and su [...]

    15. Další příprad slečny Silverové: Althea se před pěti lety vzdala naděje na šťastný život se svým snoubencem a na naléhání matky se s ním rozešla. Její snoubenec se nenádále vrátil, a Althea se tentokrát rozhodla, že jeho návrh k sňatku vyslyší - ale co dělat, když její matka je nalezena zavražděna v zahradním altánu? Dobrá klasická anglická detektivka.

    16. Enjoyed this first Patricia Wentworth story I had read. The characters are well described, the murdered person deserved to be murdered, Miss Silver is a very likeable detective and there are the surprises and twists that keep the story moving and interesting right too the end.

    17. It may have been my frame of mind, but I found it heavy going. The good points are pointed out in other reviews.

    18. The baddie was really, really obvious from the start; some plot points could have been developed further to provide at least a little bit of a red herring. Not the best in this series.

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